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It’s Engineers Week! How are you recognizing the Engineers in your life?
The Engineers at Burns are serving Temperature Measurements across the globe in processes from BioPharma to Cocoa bean roasting. It is the reason we focus on the measurement, and design, create and discover new and effective measurement products. We know that when we participate in these processes, the success our customers realize comes back to us as safe food for our families, effective medications, safe tires, luscious chocolate, and affordable energy for our homes. It’s just that important.
Personally - Burns provides sensors and measurement insights to the company that produces the drug for Multiple Sclerosis, and since I have a family member with MS it is crittcal that we do a very good job helping this company do their best - it’s personal!
Recognize the Engineers in your life for their contribution to your health, comfort and simple pleasures.
Happy Engineers Week! If you are an Engineer reading this - Thank You for all you do for me and all the people in your life!
We have observed, where temperature is being measured in bulk material or large volume air or liquid, a single point sensor isn’t effective in representing the thermal characteristics of the entire area of interest. Installing several discrete sensors can be cumbersome requiring multiple installation points.
Averaging sensors and Multi-point sensors can serve these applications extremely well. We have developed a Compendium of Averaging and Multi-Point Sensors and their Applications to provide some insight into these unique measurement situations.
YES! It can be as easy as measuring the resistance in a container of ice water. (you don’t need a Triple Point of Water Cell.)
We have discovered too many times that sensors are installed in systems that experience a combination of temperature cycling, over temp excursions, vibration, high flow rates and /or just left unattended for years. In many cases this is not a concern based on the requirements of the measurement. Although, if these influences exists and the expectation is to be confident that the measurement represents the actual process media temperature, periodic verification can ensure that confidence.
This paper titled: Developing a Periodic Performance Verification Program for Platinum Resistance Thermometers, will help you understand the importance, and provide some guidance on how to establish a verification approach that is right for your application.
Visit the Burns Website Technical Papers page - register/sign-in to access ALL the papers. This set of papers provides an in-depth study of the source of error, the cost of measurement error, and how to manage the multiple influences on the measurement.
Our Mission is Your Measurement!
We believe that any sensor will provide a measurement, although if the influences that exist in the application are not managed or planned for, that measurement may not represent the actual process temperature.
If you would like to discuss your application to ensure measurement confidence in your operation - call or send a note. Here is our contact information.
Burns is proud of the Engineering work that we do to support our customers success!
Give an Engineer in your life a pat on the back for their contribution to a better, safer and cleaner world.
As part of National Engineers Week there are several event taking place around the country - World. Here are a few links…
> ASME eWeek events
> 2012 eWeek Video
> Engineers Week Foundation
Burns is proud to support various companies in the Biomass/Biogas arena. Check out this workshop addressing Waste to Energy concepts and issues. (Workshop info in PDF.)
This event is brought to us by the US Dept of Energy-Clean Energy Center and various other sponsors.
Test and Measurement.com(sm) released an article on how NIST is making strides in research that “…would then redefine the Kelvin…”. This is advancement in the understanding temperature at an atomic level.
NIST is striving for measurement uncertainties of 5ppm or less., (that is 0.000005 degrees) “…a level of precision that would help update crucial underpinnings of science, including the definition of the Kelvin, the international unit of temperature. “
Read the article.. Amazing!
Burns may not have this device available on our website for a long time, but the research is fascinating and, well, you never know…..
Check it out and let us know what you think about the work at NIST.
Interesting! Reported by WDRB Fox 41. The Kentucky Health Department in its new Restaurant Health Standards, has reduced the temperature specification for holding cold food from 45F to 41F. Food and consumer safety stated as the driving factor.
That’s only a 4 degree change! It doesn’t seem like much unless your measurement is OFF by a couple degrees and then the risk of food born illness and non-compliance is just an FDA Inspector or sick customer away. Read the article.
We can help with that!
With the right Burns RTD and a little coaching about the potential sources of measurement error, 41F can be achieved with confidence!
Give us a call, Bill would love to discuss the options and approaches - 952-935-4400, or drop a note via email@example.com.
Geeky, strange, detailed, or rigid? Whatever you think, true or un-true, Engineers do change the world. From NASA to Disney to Burns, Engineers help make things better and enjoyable for everyone. Here are the Engineers Week activities in Minnesota.
Celebrating 60 years, here are the activities at a National Level .
Grab this POSTER to celebrate with your favorite Engineers!
What are you doing for eWeek? Share by leaving a comment.
Read this important message from NIST:
No more Calibration of Mercury Thermometers (MiG).
In the big picture, this is necessary to help build momentum to STOP the use of these devices. There are a lot of reasons they are in place, but the Mercury risk to the environment is too great.
FYI - Burns can help provide an RTD based instrument to replace the MiG.
Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org, we’ll help you find a better solution.
NO Cost consultation for improving existing temperature measurements. The session is TODAY, Wed., Feb 16 at Noon central time.
Join the session: Register here!
Can’t particapate in the session? Send a note to: email@example.com and we’ll let you know when the session will be offered again.